You are invited to become a Friend of the Library. The Friends organization aims to promote the resources, services and needs of the Library. The Friends of the Library is a nonprofit, volunteer organization that helps to provide programs and services at the Library. The Friends also purchases equipment and books.
Click here for our most recent list of volunteers.
What are Friends for?
Some activities and programs sponsored by the Friends are:
The major fundraising activity of the Friends of the Library is the popular semi-annual book sale, which occurs in the spring and the fall. All of the donated books and other items sold at the book sale are collected, sorted and sold by Friends members. In 2009, the Friends donated $52,000 to the Library.
As a Friends volunteer you will receive:
The Friends newsletters and all special mailings
Early, members-only admission to the Spring and Fall book sales
An opportunity to vote at the annual meeting in January
Interesting volunteer opportunities
Kudos for your support
Get involved as a Friends volunteer
You can support the Library by becoming an active member of the Friends of the Library. Stop by the Circulation desk to pick up a Friends Application Form.
About book sale donations
Did you ever wonder where the tens of thousands of books, DVDs, audio books, CDs and more sold at the Friends' book sales come from? They are donated by Library users and book lovers just like you. The Friends welcome your contribution of new and used books, CDs, videos, audio-books, and paperbacks. Please read the guidelines before making your donation.
Once you've read the guidelines, bring your books to the Library lot, off Pearl Street in Corning. Look for the Book Donation slot.